Global Force Wrestling co-founder Jeff Jarrett was interviewed by Ralph Giordano of FoxBusiness.com this week to discsus his new promotion. Even though they have not signed a television deal yet, Jarrett is confident that there is enough demand for a strong alternative to WWE.
When asked about people who say WWE’s recent stock plunge is a sign that interest in wrestling is declining, Jarrett completely diagrees. “I’m not nervous at all,” he said “Investors may be disappointed but the increase in rights and TV fees speaks volumes as to how much interest is in the wrestling world.”
He continued, “If you want proof of how big wrestling is, just look at Hollywood. The Rock went to Hollywood and came back to the WWE 10 years later as the hottest actor in the world. He’s a third-generation wrestler, as I am, and he’s the hottest box office attraction out there.”
While Jarrett could not reveal which wrestlers will be signing with Global Force, he said it will be a wide variety of talents. “Veterans, beginners, and everything in between. It’s not only rewarding as a promoter, it’s rewarding as a fan,” he said.
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